The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

How can I change my environment?

Accelerate wealth. Build a business that pays freedom. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs and register for the Fastlane Entrepreneur forum. Remove ads? Join the INSIDERS.

Stuffing

Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Oct 14, 2017
18
25
19
22
United States
Changing your environment is extremely powerful to change your actions.
I will try to keep it simple and to the point.

I had to read TMF twice to really understand some things and I have learned so much in so little time. I've gone through quite a bit and I swear i'm ready to start living, I have everything I need, but I still hesitate. I think what's holding me back is my environment. I feel like the only real change I can make would be to start living on the streets. I have been focusing on that one thing, and it feels like an uncontrollable part of my life right now.

I've made my decision and I will change my environment but can someone help point me in the right direction as to how I can do that? I've even packed everything i own in bags that are now on my bed. I just cannot work here. Maybe I can and it doesn't hurt enough... but I don't want to wait for it to hurt anymore.
 

Sprocket

Bronze Contributor
Speedway Pass
Mar 7, 2018
100
186
150
39
UK
Why do you need to change your environment specifically? What is stopping you from achieving where you are now?
 

Bon Appetit

Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jan 19, 2018
62
75
128
35
Paris, France
I can understand that the environnement can slow you down a lot, when your surrounding (family, friends) are convince that slowlane are the best and only choice in life. Whatever you do, they will find it wrong and they want to help you so they will try to prove you wrong or try to convince you to take the slowlane path as much as possible.

For me, be away from people with this mindset help me to focus on my fastlane project. I live in another country and my entrepreneurial project is digital oriented, so it give my all the freedom I want.

However, you need a plan, don't put yourself in a bad situation to give you motivation, you need a structured plan, money to back you up, an idea of what you want to do, where you want to go and so on.

What is you actually plan in the near future?

Best of luck mate.
 

NuclearPuma

Bronze Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Speedway Pass
May 3, 2015
192
414
184
This is powerful question. It is the right question to ask that many people never consider. It only comes after you have done some reflection.

Just asking this question shows some wisdom. You are on the right track.

Change of environment can be many things. It can be as simple as making your bed and keeping a clean home. Or working at a desk in a home office instead of at your dinner table. It can mean joining a gym instead of working out at home. Going to Starbucks or a library to study instead of doing it at home or the dorm room.

It could simply be changing the music you listen to, changing the background noise. Or change the time of day you work. Try working at 10 AM instead of 9 PM for example. Get better lighting.

But it can also be getting new roommates or moving from Chicago to Phoenix.

A good place to start is to remove distractions and work in a clean well lit space (no access to TV, no phone, no other people). Experiment with the variables and then as you learn what environment is most productive for you, you can make better decisions about roommates and location.

You don't have to change where you sleep to change your environment.

Try breaking your routine a little bit. Instead of going home after work (or class) go straight to a library (or gym, or Starbucks, etc.).
 

NuclearPuma

Bronze Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Speedway Pass
May 3, 2015
192
414
184
Why do you need to change your environment specifically? What is stopping you from achieving where you are now?

Habit triggers. Your environment is full of habit triggers that cause you to do things mindlessly good or bad. Changing your environment can seperate you from these triggers so decisions become more conscious and you can break bad habits and develop new ones. This can go both ways. Environment change can be for better or for worse.
 
Last edited:
G

Guest92dX

Guest
If you can't change your environment outright due to financial circumstances then focus on letting it go.

You know what's so dangerous about success and failure? Going up or down the ladder your foundation is still shaky. The foundation must come from within.
 

Stuffing

Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Oct 14, 2017
18
25
19
22
United States
I don't think anyone needs me to answer these questions to them, but I need to be the one who knows these answers. Thank you everyone for your help. I will take your advice, change my environment, and maybe I will make a progress thread.
 

JohnZ123

Bronze Contributor
Jan 23, 2014
87
147
134
25
It's simple, you already know how to change your environment. It's more about if you're willing to take action and actually go out and do it.
 

Andy Black

About to go on a video creation spree...
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
May 20, 2014
12,450
49,005
4,306
Ireland
I will try to keep it simple and to the point.

I had to read TMF twice to really understand some things and I have learned so much in so little time. I've gone through quite a bit and I swear i'm ready to start living, I have everything I need, but I still hesitate. I think what's holding me back is my environment. I feel like the only real change I can make would be to start living on the streets. I have been focusing on that one thing, and it feels like an uncontrollable part of my life right now.

I've made my decision and I will change my environment but can someone help point me in the right direction as to how I can do that? I've even packed everything i own in bags that are now on my bed. I just cannot work here. Maybe I can and it doesn't hurt enough... but I don't want to wait for it to hurt anymore.
“I have everything I need, but I still hesitate.”

What are you hesitating on @Stuffing?
 

Conrad

Contributor
May 17, 2017
16
21
17
35
Brussels
Your Habits ara changing? And your environment is stil behind because of their 'not-so-logic' habits? But you don't have the money YET to move out? Time to build constructive relationships with the environment by using their strong points. No one is 100% bad or 100% good.


Maybe is Time to save at least 10% of you money, just like the rich people.
Start planting a seed, 2 seeds, 3 seeds....

Maybe it's time to go on a 1 week trip to a RANDOM place? Rent an Airbnb, stay in a hostel.....

What exacly is it what you're waiting for?

Cheers
 

Mr.Brandtastic

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Sep 27, 2017
128
390
190
Parents' House
I've gone through quite a bit and I swear i'm ready to start living, I have everything I need, but I still hesitate. I think what's holding me back is my environment. I feel like the only real change I can make would be to start living on the streets.

We can't give you the perfect answer here, it's based on you. But do you sincerely want to live in regret of having not done what you set out to do? I'm guessing not.
 

Stuffing

Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Oct 14, 2017
18
25
19
22
United States
You're all right, I guess I am still just looking for excuses to not put in the effort. If I want to get out of here, I have to do what it takes.
 

MJ DeMarco

Administrator
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
32,462
123,485
3,751
Fountain Hills, AZ
. I feel like the only real change I can make would be to start living on the streets.

I don't understand. You want to be homeless?
 

ALC

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jul 19, 2017
484
463
246
24
France
I didn't read but changing your environment if it doesn't help you to work is a good idea, but it doesn't need to be something huge, if you're constantly working a defined room of the house, just move your desk somewhere else or go work at an open space surrounded by hard working people.

Trust me, when you work beside other entrepreneur and you're not working as much as them, this will give you the kick in the a$$, on a daily basis, to go forward
 
Last edited:

Sponsored Offers

MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Cool - glad to have you. And yes it should help a lot. When you are in the new group just post...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE NEW: The Best School for Going Fastlane (Now open for summer enrollment)
Hey everyone, I have a big announcement to make about how we are going to be working with...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
Hi Fox. Starting the book and got through the introduction. Had a conversation with Andy Black...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Chris is super sharp and is aware of many facets of entrepreneurship and can help get your...
Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
Any chance to make it available outside of US? It has been available outside of the US on...

Forum Sponsor

Learn Fastlane Business Skills & Get Profitable Within 30 Days...

Get Started Now

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom